Flying Scotsman to star at reopening of Settle-Carlisle line

Ribblehead Viaduct - Settle to Carlisle line
Scotsman to reopen line following year long closure from landslip
Published Thu, 2017-01-12 16:45

​Flying Scotsman will be taking part in the official reopening celebrations of the Settle – Carlisle line following its part-closure over the last 12 months.

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Ribblehead Viaduct - Settle to Carlisle line © Creative Commons Licence

The railtour will be part of an official reopening after a 500,000 tonne landslip closed a section of the line at Armathwaite, North of Appleby, over a year ago and will  tie-in with the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway's Scotsman event. 

No. 60103 will leave Oxenhope station on the K&WVR line to travel towards the Settle to Carlisle line. Once the locomotive has left the Worth Valley branch line it will join the mainline and passengers will travel the Settle-Carlisle line, which passes 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and through restored Midland stations along the 72 mile track.

Tickets for the Oxenhope to Carlisle tour are available through the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway website.